New chairman for Tha Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch

The BBC are reporting that the government have decided to appoint Mark Thompson as the new Chairman of the Ulster-Scots Agency – the role has been vacant for 18 months since Laird Lord Laird resigned. Thompson, conveniently, is already a member of the board, and “has been actively involved with grassroots Ulster-Scots groups for over 10 years and is a member of the ‘Low Country Boyus’, an old-time hillbilly/Ulster-Scots gospel group.” *ahem* Update And it’s been confirmed by Peter Hain.